'Who are we turning into': Talk show host storms off set after heated debate about Michael Sam's kiss with boyfriend

On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to a heated moment on a local Dallas talk show, in which one of the hosts stormed off the set after a conversation about ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after being selected in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. After listening to the tense conversation, Glenn wondered who we are turning into and questioned the hyper-sexualization of American culture.

During Tuesday’s edition of KTXD-TV’s talk show The Broadcast, host Amy Kushnir questioned the expediency of broadcasting the extensive PDA.

“Can we just agree that this was an opportunity to make news,” Kushnir asked. “He has every right to do what he wants, that’s not my issue. I just don’t want it in my face.”

“Well, then maybe you don’t need to see romantic comedies or when people kiss on television,” one of the co-hosts shot back.

“Why does [Kushnir] not have the right to say what she means without being slandered,” another co-host countered before Kushnir gathered her belongings and left the set.

Watch the argument unfold below:

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“I want you to listen to this for two reasons,” Glenn said. “One, tell me who we're turning into. We're being led by the either the worst people in the world or the dumbest people in the world. And then on top of it, tell me how this lasts.”

While it is clear from the clip that Kushnir’s cohost doesn’t understand the meaning of the word racist, the heated exchange speaks to a larger issue about the expectations people have when watching programming.

“Do you really think that,” Pat asked. “I mean do you believe that homosexuality is part of racism? Or do you think that homosexuality is a race? Or do you think that everything that you don't like is racism?”

“She keeps using that word. I don't think it means what she thinks it means,” Glenn added. “Then she brings up the Nicholas Sparks movie. Hey, would you listen up here for a second? I'm paying my money to go see a Nicholas Sparks movie. I know exactly what I'm getting. I know there's going to be guys and girls or two guys if I go to a gay Nicholas Sparks movie. I know exactly what I'm getting.”

When it comes to watching a sporting event on ESPN, however, Glenn does not believe there is an expectation of sexualized content. Even a ‘family event’ like the Super Bowl has devolved into a commercial-driven machine of questionable content.

“Enough with the Go Daddy commercials during the Super Bowl. I don't need to see it. I'm there to watch it with my family,” Glenn said. “I don't want to sit there with my son or daughter having to look at sexualization of the entire culture. If I go in to a rated R movie, I go into a PG-13 movie, I go into a Nicholas Sparks movie, I know what I'm getting.”

As Glenn explained, this conversation has nothing to do with homosexuality. Instead, this incident on The Broadcast speaks to a larger devolution of an individual’s ability to express him or herself freely in society.

“I got news for you: This particular case has nothing to do with homosexuality,” Glenn said. “I'm so sick and tired of people saying, you know, ‘They want to drag us back to the 1950s.’ Excuse me? You're dragging us back to the 1950s. You have anyone who disagrees with you not able to sit at the same damn lunch counter. I no longer can sit at the same lunch counter as everybody else who has the politically correct opinion. It's not about racism. It's about my viewpoint.”

Glenn vowed that he will not shut up. He will not comply. He will not back down because he knows God lives. He encouraged his listeners to take a similar stance.

"I know God lives. I know God is involved in my life, just as much as he is in your life… Because I know he lives, you will have to imprison me… I will not sit down. I will not shut up. I won't. I will not conform. I will not comply. Period,” Glenn concluded. “If I may quote Obi-Wan Kenobi, ‘Strike me down. Strike me down. I will become far more powerful than you can imagine.”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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